New public health and wellness campaign kicks off with free event

New public health and wellness campaign kicks off with free event
A new public health and fitness campaign is kicking off with a free event targeting wellness outcomes for Montgomery residents. (Source: Pexels)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A new public health and fitness campaign is kicking off with a free event targeting wellness outcomes for Montgomery residents.

The Montgomery Health and Wellness Task Force will be hosting the Move Montgomery Health and Wellness Kick-Off this weekend.

On Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., residents can come out to Blount Cultural Park and participate in a 45 minute walk, fitness moves, fitness chats, give-a-ways and more.

Montgomery First Lady Tamika Reed started the task force to help residents stay physically fit during the COVID-19 pandemic. She says it started as a walking campaign to get her family, neighbors and residents out of the house.

“As a family, the walking campaign begin as a way to cope with the new normal of COVID-19,” Reed said. “It offered an avenue to tame the restlessness and vulnerability a lot of people have been experiencing throughout the pandemic by allowing you to channel that energy into healthy habits and take back a sense of control. With only a few posts, it boomed organically on social media, which led us to creating a new task force and programming to impact our entire community.”

After the event, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts will open the Caddell Sculpture Garden.

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